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- He made multiple, direct representations to senior ministers – including chancellor Rishi Sunak, and civil servants – trying to get the lender special access to hundreds of thousands of pounds of emergency Covid loans, before it later collapsed.
- He was a long-term partner at the international law firm Slaughter and May, a role he left in 2019, though he continued to be a senior consultant there.
- Boardman is also the son of a former Conservative cabinet minister, a former Tory party local council candidate, and served as a non-executive director at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
- Some senior lawyers defended Boardman’s integrity, saying he was supremely qualified and would uncover the truth, whatever it was – though admitted they feared some embarrassing issues could be left outside the terms of reference.